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An Interview with Robin Snyder Walker, RN

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In celebration of Oncology Nursing Month, we interviewed nurses on staff at eviti, Inc. to learn more about their role within the company and why they do what they do.

Robin Snyder Walker, RN
Knowledge Base Manager

How long have you been a nurse?
17 years

Why did you become a nurse?
When I was 12 years of age, my grandfather received treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital for acute leukemia. I was so impressed with the nurses, nursing care and medical environment that I knew nursing was what I wanted to do when I grew up.

What is your role at eviti, Inc.?
I work as a Knowledge Base Manager to help create and maintain the eviti evidence-based oncology library.

How does your role at eviti impact patients differently than working with patients in the clinical setting?
Although I don’t have direct patient care responsibilities, I feel that creating and maintaining the library allows our clients access to evidence-based drug therapies; and it allows providers to view relevant information so a treatment decision can be made based on physician and patient preferences for the issues that are important to them.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Everything. I get a real feeling of satisfaction in contributing to the efforts of eviti to help our clients access the best possible medical care in a manner that treats each patient as an individual.

How has nursing changed over the last 10 years?
I can only speak to my own experience, but I have seen the focus of many institutions shift to the patient being a component of the health care system.

What advice do you have for others who are considering becoming a nurse?
It’s a wonderful career. I think prospective nursing students really should examine their reasons for becoming a nurse to avoid frustration with the health care system.